Cheshire County Cricket Club

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Cheshire County Cricket Club
Captain: England Lee Dixon
Coach: England Stewart MacLeod
Founded: 1908
Home ground: Ellerman Lines Cricket Ground
MCCC wins: 5
MCCAT wins: 3
FP Trophy wins: 1
Official website: Cheshire County Cricket Club

Cheshire County Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Cheshire.

The team is currently a member of the Minor Counties Championship Western Division and plays in the MCCA Knockout Trophy. Cheshire played List A matches occasionally until 2004 but is not classified as a List A team per se.[1] The club does not have a base but plays matches around the county at Boughton Hall in Chester, Nantwich, New Brighton, Grappenhall Tattenhall and at Moss Lane, Alderley Edge.

Honours[edit]

  • Minor Counties Championship (5) - 1967, 1985, 1988, 2007, 2013; shared (2) - 2001, 2005, 2013
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (3) - 1983, 1987, 1996
  • MCCA T20 Cup (1) - 2015

Earliest cricket[edit]

Cricket may not have reached Cheshire until the 18th century. The earliest reference to the game being played there is in 1781.[2] This was a match played on Brinnington Moor in August 1781 which was reported in the Manchester Journal on 1 September 1781.[3]

Origin of club[edit]

According to Wisden there was a county organisation as early as 1819. The present club was founded on 29 September 1908 and entered the Minor Counties Championship for the first time the following year, 1909.[4]

Club history[edit]

Cheshire played its first List A match against Surrey on 6 May 1964, in the first round of the Gillette Cup at the Ellerman Lines Cricket Ground, Hoylake.[5] Cheshire has won the Minor Counties Championship five times, and twice shared the title. It won the title outright in 1967, 1985, 1988, 2007 and 2013. It shared the accolade in 2001 with Lincolnshire and in 2005 with Suffolk.

Cheshire has won the MCCA Knockout Trophy three times since its inception in 1983. It won in 1983, 1987 and 1996.

Cheshire won the MCCA T20 Cup in 2015, the first season in which it was held. The tournament was dropped for 2016.

Current Squad[edit]

Famous players[edit]

The following Cheshire cricketers also made an impact on the first-class game:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List A events played by heshire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Bowen, p.266
  3. ^ G. B. Buckley, Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket, Cotterell, 1937
  4. ^ Bowen, p.370
  5. ^ "List A Matches played by Cheshire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Further reading[edit]